Things that last slightly longer than a Ronda Rousey fight:
- 1. A Rick Pitino sexual encounter (estimated 15 seconds)
- 2. The appearance of a retraction story on ESPN.com regarding Deflategate (estimated 23 seconds)
- 3. A Derrick Rose comeback effort (estimated 5-10 minutes)
The old fear with purchasing Mike Tyson boxing Pay-Per-Views was that you weren’t going to get anywhere close to your money’s worth if you were a fan of sporting events that lasted longer than an eye-blink. UFC smartly has content ready to roll-out in case of a short main event, but it’s going to become increasingly difficult to roll out semi-fresh content as long as Rousey stays in the game.
In case you stepped outside for a smoke, Rousey defeated Cat Zingano via armbar submission in just 14 seconds Saturday night at UFC 184. Rousey is now a perfect 11-0 and the 28-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down.
Christiane “Cyborg” Justino is the next obvious opponent for Rousey, but she is not in Rousey’s weight-class, weighing in 10 pounds heavier than Rousey.
“(Justino) can make 135 pounds. She definitely can,” Rousey told MMAJunkie.com. “The thing is, someone that cheats and makes things easier for themselves is always gong to try and make things easier for themselves … Stop taking f***ing steroids and make weight.”
Justino tested positive for stanozolol in 2011.
Beast Mode Speaketh
If you want the real dirt on tight-lipped Marshawn Lynch, don’t turn your dial away from NTV Spor, the Turkey version of ESPN. Lynch, talking about the Seahawks’ questionable play-calling at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLIX, told the network, “I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen … When you look at me and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that’s pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time … But would I love to had the ball in? Yes, I would have … But the game is over, and I am in Turkey.”